Prayer: God, we know you supply our needs. Help us to share what you give us with others and trust you for all we need. Amen.
Reading: Exodus 17:1-7 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: I can’t imagine one of our camper groups going on their overnight camping trip and not having water. We always make sure that we take water with us and have enough for our stay in the woods.
But in our story today, Moses and the Israelites didn’t have enough water. And they looked to their leader to supply it for them. And, Moses looked to God and God provided. But he had to trust in God.
Do we trust in God to supply our needs? Or, do we “stock up” so we know we will have enough. Maybe God’s timing isn’t always our timing, but God always supplies! --Chad Hershberger
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